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  1. iXon Series of Scientific EMCCD Cameras
    7/21/2014

    Andor’s iXon series of deep-cooled, vacuum-sealed, quantitative EMCCD Cameras are ideal for fluorescence microscopy, calcium signaling, live cell microscopy, photon counting, adaptive optics, lucky astronomy, and other low-light level applications.

  2. Scientific EMCCD Camera: iXon Ultra 897
    7/21/2014

    Andor’s iXon Ultra 897 is an EMCCD camera with 56 FPS (full frame) frame rate and 512 x 512 pixel resolution, making it ideal for low-light level applications like super-resolution microscopy, single photon counting, ion signaling, adaptive optics, single molecule tracking, lucky astronomy, and cell motility.

  3. Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) Imaging For Hyperspectral And Surveillance Systems
    7/18/2014

    Imaging in the short wave infrared (SWIR) wavelength band (0.9um to 2.5um) has generated much attention in recent years with new applications and mission development. Advancements in SWIR sensor and infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) technologies have been the primary drivers to growing interest in areas such as conventional surveillance imaging and other hyperspectral imaging applications. This article touches on two key applications for SWIR detection.

  4. Comparing Spectrometers: StellarNet vs. The Competition
    7/15/2014

    Over the past few years, a growing amount of miniature spectrometers have become available. This overview compares StellarNet’s spectrometers to other manufacturers’ models where ruggedness, signal-to-noise ratio, linearity, reciprocity testing, wavelength stability, speed, and more.

  5. Optical Solutions for Medical Design
    7/15/2014

    Quality control, consistency and reliability are critical for manufacturers of medical products and FDA regulated medical devices. For over two decades, Abrisa Technologies has been supplying parts and assemblies for medical applications. We have worked hard to build a reputation as your trusted partner. We take pride in our ability to offer design-for-manufacture assistance, which starts with developing a knowledge base for your application; understanding the complexities and unique requirements of your project or application, then customizing our solution to fit your exact need and specifications. Knowledgeable and experienced engineers collaborate with you to bring innovative solutions to complex problems, whether the challenge is meeting a performance goal or cost target. Customers rely on Abrisa Technologies’ vast array of equipment and technologies to deliver prototype through production volumes, on-time and on-budget.

  6. Ensquared and Encircled Energy Testing Attains ‘Automated’ Status
    7/15/2014

    The ensquared and encircled energy (EE) test method is a quantification of the fraction of optical energy present in the aperture of an optics system. This white paper outlines how this method can provide greater accuracy, application flexibility, and even lower overall costs when compared to interferometry and MTF test instruments.

  7. Electro-Optic Pockels Cell Driver: Q-Drive Datasheet
    7/15/2014

    Gooch & Housego’s Q-Drive is a pockels cell driver designed to significantly increase a laser output’s pulse.

  8. Electro-Optic Pockels Cell Driver: Q-Drive
    7/15/2014

    The Q-Drive has been designed to work with Pockels cell in order to greatly intensify the laser output pulse. Q-switched lasers are ideal for aesthetic dermatology, LIDAR, scientific research, and industrial processing due to their ability to produce megawatt or greater pulses with FWHM durations of only a few nanoseconds.

  9. Alternative to HeNe Gas Laser Tubes: SLM-632.8
    7/14/2014

    PD-LD’s SLM-632.8 is a true diode laser alternative to HeNe gas laser tubes. It produces an output of 10x or more power, 40mW minimum, while consuming less than 7W total.

  10. PD-LD for Locked-On and Focused Diode Laser Excellence
    7/14/2014

    A true diode laser alternative to time honored HeNe gas laser tubes is now available from PD-LD: the SLM-632.8 single longitudinal module.  The SLM-632.8 laser module beam quality and coherence length compares very favorably to traditional HeNe lasers from a compact, one-box design which is less than 90cm3 in volume.  The remarkable distinction between HeNe systems and the SLM-632.8 though, is the output power produced. This small form factor produces an output of 10x or more power, 40mW minimum, while consuming less than 7W.  Wavelength stabilization is also key to true single frequency performance.  PD-LD’s patented Volume Bragg Grating (VBG) technology ensures wavelength locked performance to 10MHz linewidths over a wide operating temperature range.  Power stability for the SLM is better than 0.2% over hours of use providing new application opportunities in a variety of industrial and scientific market segments.

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